Arthur Victor BERTUCH MM

BERTUCH, Arthur Victor

Service Number: 77
Enlisted: 13 February 1915, Castlemaine, Vic.
Last Rank: Company Sergeant Major
Last Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Maldon, Victoria, Australia, March 1893
Home Town: Harcourt, Mount Alexander, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Orchardist
Died: Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, 1 August 1971, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Harcourt War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

13 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 77, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Castlemaine, Vic.
30 Apr 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Australia
10 May 1915: Involvement Sergeant, SN 77, 23rd Infantry Battalion
10 May 1915: Embarked Sergeant, SN 77, 23rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Melbourne
20 Sep 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 77, 23rd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, BW to left eye. Evacuated to Egypt.
28 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 77, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Pozières
22 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 77, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Mouquet Farm
4 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 77, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Broodseinde Ridge
8 Nov 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Company Sergeant Major, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Belgium
1 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Company Sergeant Major, SN 77, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Mont St Quentin / Peronne
13 Sep 1918: Honoured Military Medal, Mont St Quentin / Peronne, Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115 Date: 10 October 1919
3 Oct 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Company Sergeant Major, SN 77, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Breaching the Hindenburg Line - Cambrai / St Quentin Canal
16 Sep 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Company Sergeant Major, SN 77, 23rd Infantry Battalion, RTA 8 April 1919

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

In a letter home to his parents, Arthur wrote:

"I lost all my officers, and had to carry on myself, but did not expect to receive any distinction out of it. I have since then received the decoration of which I feel proud."

The Castlemaine Mail, 2 January 1919